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New York City Mayor Declares November 19 'Angie Martinez Day'

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.24.2015 | Latino Voices

Angie Martinez, affectionately called "The Voice of New York," has been an integral part of hip hop and music culture -- boasting a broadcast ...

Letter to Mayor de Blasio: Commit to Ending, Rather Than Perpetuating, Segregation and Inequality

Donna Nevel | Posted 11.20.2015 | Education
Donna Nevel

Public education should not mean that, if you are wealthy, you have greater access to our public schools.

It Is Now Time For Us to Become Their Best Friend

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 11.10.2015 | New York
Craig E. Sherman

These poor creatures are entangled in a system where their fate is determined by financial viability rather than an undeniable right to exist. For many animals, the sand is flowing quickly and unimpeded. However, there is hope.

Topless Painted 'Angel' of Times Square, 'They're Just Boobs, They Don't Shoot Bullets'

Sandi Bachom | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Sandi Bachom

"We're out here having fun, we're out here celebrating life, celebrating New York City, celebrating being a woman."

Around the World in 30 Days: August 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.30.2015 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

I talked to the CEO of Edmodo, a leading innovator in K-12 blended learning, about how teachers, learning platforms, software, parents and students across the globe can work together in new ways thanks to digital technology.

Tech Flexes Its Political Muscle

Tom Allon | Posted 08.27.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

For more than a decade, I have experienced the very "First World" problem of not being able to find a yellow cab at 8 a.m. on the upper West Side of Manhattan or at 4 p.m. in midtown.

Vatican Mayors Summit Spots Pope on Municipal Pulpit

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Speaking truth to power and the publics, the encyclical encouraged a radical reorientation in how we communicate with each other and coexist with the natural world. What a welcome wake-up call.

The Global Search for Education: Is This the Age of the Arts?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.20.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Arts education is making a difference in improving struggling schools by increasing student engagement and positively changing young lives in countries all over the world.

Experts Say De Blasio's Bail Reform Plan Is Not Enough

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.13.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week his plan for the allocation of $17.8 million to reduce unwarranted jail time for defendants awaiting trial. T...

Bureaucracy in Motion

Elissa Stein | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
Elissa Stein

NYC's Department of Education (DOE) has been working hard under this new administration to encourage family engagement and to help build stronger bonds between families and schools.

Verizon New York Lost $2.5 Billion in Just 2014, and that Might be the Good News

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon New York's Annual Report for 2014 has just come out and it is a page turner. Let me start with some facts and then answer two questions -- How did Verizon New York lose billions in 2014? Isn't FiOS, Verizon's fiber optic service, profitable?

NY Mayor Vows To Give 7,000 Homeless Families Permanent Shelter

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's new budget allocates $100 million toward fighting homelessness in America's most populous city, The New York Time...

Making Inequality The Center Of The 2016 Debate

Heather McGhee | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Heather McGhee

Today's progressives believe that we can do it again, but even better this time, marshaling more of the dynamism of our global economy and including more of the potential of our diverse population.

NYC Mayor Offers Cash Reward To Landlords For Hosting Homeless Families

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

Money talks -- especially when it comes straight from the mayor’s mouth. To help curb New York City’s record homeless rate, Mayor Bill de Blasi...

Affordable Housing Needs a Reset

The Alternative Banking Group of OWS | Posted 05.03.2015 | New York
The Alternative Banking Group of OWS

Unless it is radically changed, the mayor's plan will squander public assets, enrich real estate developers, but do very little for the record number of people living in the shelter system or at risk of landing there.

Is Rudy the Rev Al of the Right?

Mark Green | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


They're both famous, divisive, demagogic headline hunters and racial accelerants -- and problems for their respective parties. Lowry and LaMarche discuss Rudy's slam that Obama doesn't "love America" and GOP criticism that he has the wrong phrasing and policy about ISIS.

Residential Garbage Fees Vital to Achieving NYC's Environmental Goals And Lowering Costs

Carol Kellermann | Posted 04.20.2015 | New York
Carol Kellermann

New York City's solid waste management practices call out for reform. Addressing the environmental and fiscal costs of garbage will require a bold redesign - one that should begin with how residents pay for trash disposal.

Christopher Mathias

De Blasio To Push For Major Minimum Wage Hike In NYC | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Tuesday that he will push to have the city’s hourly minimum wage jump to $13 by next ye...

Five Years Too Late, The New York Times Admits A Mistake and Boldly Supports a 'Workaround'

Matthew Chapman | Posted 03.31.2015 | New York
Matthew Chapman

We should be grateful that, after years of snobbish resistance, the Times finally changed its mind about one aspect of the 91st Street MTS. But the admission is shamefully late and falls far short of what's needed.

Christopher Mathias

The Reason Some New Yorkers Actually Like The NYPD Slowdown | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A mass act of protest by New York City police is being welcomed by some critics of law enforcement. In the two weeks since officers Wen...

De Blasio's First Year: A Tale of Two Mayors -- Progressive Pioneer or City Leader

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 03.04.2015 | New York
Jeanne Zaino

Going into his second year this remains the greatest challenge for the mayor -- to make sure that New Yorkers know he is more focused on running the city as he is on fulfilling his progressive agenda. It's not an either-or scenario, he can do both.

The Mayor's Freshman Year Report Card

Tom Allon | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

Like many freshmen, Mayor Bill de Blasio had some moments of glory and some rookie stumbles in his first year in office. Now, as we head into the holiday season of good cheer (and school break) here is a brief report card of how the mayor performed in some of the difficult subjects.

A Message From a Protestor and Former Cop: We Are Not Anti-Cop. We Are Pro-Life.

Rev. Karyn Carlo PhD | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Karyn Carlo PhD

I stand on both sides of the so-called "blue line," placing one foot in the world of the NYPD furious over the murder of two of our own and another foot in with the black and brown people of this city angry with the senseless deaths of young people at the hands of the police.

Cause, Effect, and Justice for All: Cop Killers Should Be Brought to Justice, and So Should Cops Who Kill

Justin C. Young | Posted 02.21.2015 | Black Voices
Justin C. Young

If all lives matter, then the response should be mutual outrage and remorse for the loss of life. That should include the lives of cops and citizens, whether black, white, or of any race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender.

'Wartime Policing'

Norm Stamper | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Police officers are now poised to treat pretty much anyone as a potential assailant. Already, chiefs and sheriffs around the country are creating new policies, and urging their officers to become extra vigilant.